Podere del Chianti
Tuscany - Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Podere del Chianti - Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - Tuscany
6 Bedrooms – Pool - SPA
Luxuriously renovated, traditional Tuscan manor house with a swimming pool.
Location and Surrounding Area. Podere del Chianti is situated between Florence and Siena in perhaps one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany. The villa has stunning views out over the countryside and is located just outside the pretty hamlet of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. In addition to some superb architecture including an 11th century monastery, Tavernelle Val di Pesa also offers all of the important shops, bars, restaurants and services that you might need during your stay.
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and an art-lovers paradise. It was the centre of the Italian Renaissance movement and the museums, galleries, palaces and churches house some of the world's greatest artistic treasures. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Piazza del Duomo is the largest building in Medieval Europe and Brunelleschi's Dome is not only a masterpiece of engineering but also the largest brick dome in the world. The octagonal St. John's Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in Florence and is a marvellous example of the rich Florentine Romanesque style. The Bell Tower next to the cathedral was designed by Giotto and the climb up its 414 steps is well worth the effort for the astounding view from the top over Florence and the surrounding hills. The Uffizi, Bargello, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and the Accademia have to been seen and once you tire of art and history, take a wander through the pretty streets and across the Ponte Vecchio bridge which spans the River Arno. Florence is also home to designer shopping and fine wine and dining experiences. Thick, juicy Florentine steaks are a local speciality and best accompanied by a delicious, local Chianti wine.
Nearby Montepulciano is a stunning hilltop Renaissance town, famed not only for its beauty and car-free centre but also for the quality of its fine wines. The Cantucci family, for example, has been creating fine wines since the 1700s and is considered one of the founding fathers of the exceptional red wine, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Another sought-after red wine, the Brunello di Montalcino, has been produced in the hills around Montalcino since the early 14th century, partly due to the fact that Montalcino has the warmest and driest climate in Tuscany.
The whole area is steeped in history with unchanged, medieval towns perched on hillsides, the unforgettable San Gimignano with its high medieval towers and Suvereto, arguably one of Italy's most beautiful villages.
Podere del Chianti is a 5 minute drive from Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, 35 minutes from Florence, 45 minutes from Siena, 20 minutes from San Gimignano. Florence international airport is only 36 km from the property and Pisa international airport is about an hour's drive. The world-famous Ugolino Golf Course is only 20 minutes away.
The Property. Podere del Chianti sleeps up to 12 guests. There are four, gorgeous double bedrooms on the first floor of the main house, each with its own walk-in dressing area and luxurious en suite bathroom in Travertine marble. The other two double bedrooms are on the first floor of the adjacent annexe and share a bathroom and a spacious kitchen/dining room. The bedrooms are decorated in a welcoming, Hollywood-diva style and the warmth of the wooden beams and parquet floors is guaranteed to make you feel immediately at home. The first floor of the main house also offers a spacious living room with an open fireplace and a cozy seating area facing out over the amazing Tuscan views.
The ground floor of the main house offers various options for relaxing evenings at home. There is a lovely conservatory area with a fireplace for watching the light change over the hills with a glass of wine. There is also another sitting room with a TV and an entertaining billiards room with its own bar. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern conveniences and there is an adjoining dining room. There is also a handy, extra bathroom on the ground floor. The lower ground floor is entirely dedicated to a relaxing Spa experience with a Turkish bath, jacuzzi, sauna and shower facilities.
The extensive gardens are delightful. There is an outdoor dining/lounging area under the pergola, aswimming pool, a jacuzzi, a children's playground and a barbecue area for rustling up some some fine Florentine grilled steaks. The poolside is fully-furnished with sun loungers, umbrellas and comfortable sofas.
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- 3 Double bedrooms with walk in closets and en suite bathrooms
- 1 Twin room with walk-in closet and en suite bathroom
- 3 Sitting rooms
- Dining room
- Billiards room with corner bar
- Extra downstairs bathroom
- Spa with Turkish bath, jacuzzi, sauna and shower room
- 1 Double bedroom
- 1 twin bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- Open plan Sitting room/kitchen/dining area
- swimming pool (16m x 7.5m, 0.5m – 2.4m deep)
- Outdoor eating and lounging area
- Ample parking
- Housekeeper (4 hours mid-week)
- Weekly bed and bathroom linen change
- Services on request: chef, cleaning, babysitting, air-conditioning, heating, pre-arrival fridge-filling, airport transfers, wine and authentic Tuscan food tasting, ticket booking for museums, galleries and city tours, horse-riding, hot-air ballooning, golf, tennis, Vespa tours, bicycle and car rental, Fiat 500 tour around Chianti